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12 Picnic Accessories That’ll Make It Feel Like a Five-Star Meal

A cozy picnic on a blanket on the grass.
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Whether you’re picnicking among the summer flowers or fall foliage, these accessories will give the experience a luxurious vibe.

A picnic is a wonderful way to have a socially-distant, safe meal outside, even if it’s only to get a break from your kitchen. Given all the accessories available right now, it’s easy to make your picnic feel like you’re at a five-star restaurant (and who isn’t missing those right about now?).

The items below will help you get comfortable whether you’re in a grassy field, on a beach, or at the park. There are also some products to keep everyone entertained.

Just add food, and you’ll be all set!

Sunnylife Islabomba Picnic Set

The Sunnylife Islabomba Picnic tote.

This adorable little Sunnylife Islabomba Picnic Set is perfect for two—or you can buy more if you expect more people than that. The convenient, compact tote holds two melamine plates and matching utensils, which are far more durable than plastic options (and more environmentally friendly, too).

The tote has a wrist strap, making it super-easy to carry. Plus, the cute design is just fun! It can also double as a wristlet if you want to use it to carry other stuff.

Picnic At Ascot Entertaining Set

The Picnic At Ascot Four-Bowl Entertaining Set with meats, cheeses, and assorted nuts.
Picnic At Ascot

If you want to make your picnic a bit fancier, get the Picnic At Ascot Four-Bowl Entertaining Set to arrange a little charcuterie board. The small bowls are perfect for holding an array of dips. You can fill them before you head out, and then cover them with saran wrap until you get to your destination.

The small knives fit in the board, so you won’t lose them. The board provides enough room for your favorite cheeses, meats, and fruits. It’ll definitely put you in a luxurious mood and provide you with some awesome Instagram photos.

Plush Picnic Insulated Travel Wine Tote Bag

Enjoying your favorite wine alfresco is the perfect way to spend a beautiful afternoon or evening. Plush Picnic’s Insulated Wine Tote Bag holds two standard-size bottles of wine and will keep them chilled, if you prefer.

It comes with two small wine glasses that are perfect to use outside (they’re not glass, so you don’t have to worry about breaking them). There’s also a small cheese board for snacks, a knife, a stopper, and a corkscrew. It’s everything you need in a cute, conveniently sized bag.

A Summer Shop Checkers and Tic-Tac-Toe Set

A Summer Shop's Checkers game.
A Summer Shop

If you have kids to entertain, bring along this portable game set from A Summer Shop. The soft cotton game board rolls up into a drawstring bag, making it simple to take with you.

It’s double-sided, with a checkerboard on one side, and Tic-Tac-Toe on the other—fun for anyone of any age. The 24 wooden game pieces are included, as well.

Personalized Picnic Table and Wine Carrier

Wine, cheese, and grapes on Uncommon Goods' Personalized Picnic Table.
Uncommon Goods

This portable table is pricey, but beautiful, and totally worth it if you often eat outside. Made of cherry wood, it’s a special piece. The company puts it together by hand after you order it, and it’s then engraved with your family name and a special date.

You can also use it to tote a few items, like a bottle of wine and some food. Once you get to your picnic location, just unfold it, and you’ll have a small table that’s just the right size for two.

Brew Caddy with Bottle Opener

Six bottles of beer sticking out of Uncommon Goods' Brew Caddy.
Uncommon Goods

If you’re a beer-lover, this convenient Brew Caddy will keep your lagers and stouts cool and safe. This insulated bag holds a six-pack. The long strap also makes it easy to carry on your shoulder—no more worrying about those flimsy cardboard holders falling apart.

There’s also an attached (no worries about losing it!) bottle opener, so you can open any beer bottle. Obviously, this isn’t just for picnics—you can use it anytime you need to safely transport your fave six-pack.

W&P Porter Wine/Cocktail Glass

Instead of plastic, flimsy glasses pick up a few of these portable W&P Porter Wine/Cocktail Glasses. They’re made of actual glass, but wrapped in protective silicone to prevent them from breaking as easily.

They also have a splash-proof lid, to make sure none of your favorite vino (or any other beverage) goes to waste. They’re durable and sturdy, and you’ll love how fancy they feel. You can also get them in several colors.

Scuddles Extra-Large Picnic and Outdoor Blanket

An absolute essential for any picnic is a blanket that’s large enough for a few people. This one from Scuddles is quite large, very comfortable, and easy to clean. The waterproof backing makes it very low-maintenance.

It also rolls up into a tote bag complete with a small handle, so it’s easy to carry (or throw in a larger bag).

Letion Uttora Charcoal Grill Portable BBQ

Sure, you could pack classic picnic food, like sandwiches, salads, and little snacks. Or, you could really elevate your picnic and turn it into a barbecue. The Letion Uttora Charcoal Grill Portable BBQ is the perfect accessory if you’d rather eat hot dogs and burgers on your picnic.

This grill is lightweight and really portable. The legs fold up so you can carry it like a briefcase. It’s easy to use and clean, and can cook enough food for a small group. In addition to picnics, it’s also perfect for camping or hiking.

Picnic At Ascot Insulated Picnic Basket

What’s a picnic without a picnic basket? This collapsible one from Picnic At Ascot is the ultimate accessory for alfresco dining. This high-quality, fully insulated bag will keep your food cool until you’re ready to eat. The heat-sealed, leak-proof lining is also easy to clean.

It also comes with everything you need: melamine plates, stainless steel utensils, napkins, and acrylic wine glasses. You can use it as a picnic basket or a cooler. When you’re not using it, just fold it flat for easy storage. Genius! Oh, and it also has a lifetime warranty.

Crate and Barrel Outfitted Bar Backpack

The Crate and Barrel Outfitted Bar Backpack with some accessories peaking out.
Crate and Barrel

If your picnic is really more of an excuse to drink, then you’ll definitely want to invest in this Crate and Barrel Outfitted Bar Backpack. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a backpack that doubles as a portable bar. This insulated, padded backpack has a large pocket that can hold up to three large bottles.

On the other side, you’ll find pockets holding 16 essential bar tools, as well as a removable bar tool organizer. There are cocktail picks, tongs, and a strainer, muddler, jigger, corkscrew, shaker, cutting board, and more! The zippered front pockets are perfect for essentials, like your keys or phone.

There’s no reason you can’t have a fancy cocktail on a picnic, right?

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Speaker

If you’re looking for a portable speaker to create some atmosphere, you can’t go wrong with the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom portable Bluetooth speaker.

It features high-quality, 360-degree sound. It’s also waterproof and has a long battery life. The smallest member of the Ultimate Ears portable speaker family (it’s just a tad bigger than a large grapefruit), the Wonderboom is easy to toss in your picnic basket or bag.

Ultimate Ears

Set the mood with high-quality sound.

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Jessica Booth is a freelance writer for LifeSavvy. She has been working in the editorial world as a freelance writer for over two years and previously worked as an editor for over eight years.  Jessica writes about travel, beauty, wellness, health, food, home decor, and parenting, and has reviewed and tested out products for all of those verticals over the course of her career. Read Full Bio »
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